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    Boot two windows, no linux, w/ grub?


    Sorry if this has already been posted, but I have a friend who would like to boot two versions of windows and is not interested in linux (yes, I have tried to get him to use it ).

    Would I be able to create partitions, one ext3, two windows, and use grub?
    Something like:
    hda1 -ext3
    hda2 -ntfs
    hda3 -fat32

    and run grub-install off of a live cd to install on hda1?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Install both Windows OSes first and Install Linux after that only. Linux Installer will install GRUB in MBR and setup Multiboot automatically.

    hda1 -- Windows OS ( Primary Partition )
    hda2 -- Windows OS ( Primary Partition )
    hda3 -- Extended Partition
    hda5 -- SWAP ( Logical )
    hda6 -- ext3 ( Logical )
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    Ok, but can I install grub w/o installing a linux distro?

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    Yes and No. You can install GRUB without installing Linux but it will not work because it wont find conf files. GRUB needs menu.lst, device.map and stage1 and stage2 files.
    Why do you want to install GRUB without installing Linux? Installer Windows OS detects other installed Windows OS and setup Windows Boot Loader to multibooting automatically.
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    I see, thanks.

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